Horse Health Matters®

Horse Rhythms and Movements from Walk to Gallop and in Between

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:01

Read to learn how close attention to your horse's rhythms and movements can improve your interactions with your horse …

First Aid

Help for the Choking Horse

Flossie Sellers

Help for the Choking Horse

by Flossie Sellers

April 7, 2017 14:51

An impaction in your equine's esophagus can lead to choking. Read to learn how to recognize and prevent choking in your equine …

Hoof Care

How to Pull a Shoe (In an Emergency …

Flossie Sellers

How to Pull a Shoe (In an Emergency …

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:37

Learn about emergency situations when you might need to pull a shoe, the tools necessary, and the 10 steps you should take to remove a horse shoe safely …

Horse Hoof Abscesses: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

by Miriam Rieck

April 30, 2017 18:10

You go to feed your horse and he is standing in the far corner of the paddock. You notice a very pronounced limp as he walks to his feeder. Did he break a bone …

Tip of the Day

Many common equine drugs are prescribed "extra-label", meaning that they have not been approved specifically for horses. Even if available over-the-counter, these drugs should only be used under a veterinarian's supervision.

Hoof Care

How do you shoe a horse with crooked legs …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

How do you shoe a horse with crooked legs …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 15:55

No horse is perfect, but some horses have legs that require extra care due to an angular deformity. This article discusses the best practices for the farrier …

A Natural Approach to a Horse's Dietary Needs

by Flossie Sellers

May 6, 2017 12:54

This article discusses your horse's natural dietary needs, giving you the information you need to develop a healthy and complete feeding program for your horse …

Reproductive Care

The Horse Breeding Season

EquiMed Staff

The Horse Breeding Season

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 12:30

When is the best time to breed your mare? Horse's experience an optimal "breeding season." Understanding why this is so will help you pick the best time to …

Dental Care

Dental Care for Young Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Dental Care for Young Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

January 8, 2020 17:21

In addition to issues created by feeding of hay and grain instead of grazing for feed, young horses often suffer dental problems during the transition from baby …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Tailhead

The area of an equine's topline directly above where the tail meets the hindquarters.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
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I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace

Abraham Lincoln

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